The Lighthouse Program receives much of our income from community events, some of them small and one-offs, others have evolved over the years into regular events that many look forward to each year.
If you would like to support us by hosting an event be this a Run or sports events, or a private party, please let us know – we are grateful for any new ideas that fuel our growth.
Bunny Raffle 2013
For the ninth year Lyle Bleich of Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut donated a 2" chocolate bunny for our annual raffle.
Many volunteers and schools sold tickets for Lighthouse, raising a combined total of $9000...enough to support 7 children for one year at Lighthouse.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold and supported our work.
Photos courtesy of Nikki Wesley, Milton Champion.
Annual Christmas Bring and Buy
Thanks to all of our friends, old and new, who joined us on Tuesday, November 27th 2012 for the 11th Annual Bring and Buy. An outstanding success thanks to many generous donations from businesses, individuals, florists and designers from Halton and Peel – together we raised $9500 almost enough for an entire children’s group for an entire Lighthouse Year.
The Christmas wreaths were beautiful, the venue so welcoming, and the catering from Alex Flye Catering and Wendy McPherson’s Moon and Six Pence was superb. Thank you all, see you next year.
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon
In collaboration with Remember our Love The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children hosted a memorial hour in Oakville, to remember the dear people we loved and lost in our lives.
The two organizations invited the local community to join each other in remembrance on Thursday, May 10th 2012 at 8 pm, at Gairloch Gardens in Oakville for this first annual event. Approximately 100 people came out in support of each other and to remember their loved ones.
Rotary Club of Oakville West
Sponsoring two children for an entire year at the Lighthouse.
Oakville Professional Firefighters Association
Presenting of $1067.00 - the proceeds of the firefighter car wash on April 12th.
Bunny Raffle 2012
And the winner is Stephanie Hauser. Stephanie had sold tickets to many neighbours and friends and will share bunny with them all at their Easter neighbourhood party. Congratulations to Stephanie!!!! Many thanks especially Lyle Bleich for the donation of the EIGHTH bunny. Together we raised over $5200 – providing a Lighthouse space for 4 children for an entire year.
Open House 2012
Annual Bring and Buy
Hosted each year by a kind supporter
who invites other Lighthouse friends to bring a gift, such as household decor, jewellery, food baskets, and other fine items. All guest get to buy the donated items. Together we raised just under $4000 at the Bring and Buy in 2011. Alex Flye of Kerr Street Cafe kindly provided some delicious treats. All funds help us run our programs for grieving children free of charge.
Easter Bunny Raffle.
A large 2’ chocolate Easter bunny generously donated by
Lyle Bleich of Bernard Callebaut Chocolates in Oakville. The enormous Easter bunny valued at $700 often raises $4000 for the Lighthouse Program.
Campbell Music Night
The Campbell family and friends hosted the fourth annual Charity Music Night in support for The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children April 21, 2011 at The Oakville Power Boat Club. The bands were in absolutely top form and they had the throng up clapping and dancing all night.
Read about it in The Oakville Beaver
Ryan Mercer, aged 9, is our youngest fundraiser to date. Instead of getting birthday gifts for his 9th birthday, Ryan asked friends to send a donation to the Lighthouse Program. Ryan raised over $500 – enough for arts and crafts supply for one children’s group for an entire year at the Lighthouse.
Canadian Million Dollar Roundtable
The Canadian Million Dollar Round Table Foundation is the Foundation that Grants Hope across Canada. The MDRT Foundation Canada has touched the hearts of many and made a difference by granting over 2 million dollars to charities across Canada. Says Joanne Taylor, Executive Director of the MDRT Foundation Canada “The worthy charities that received the grants such as The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children offer the powerful gift of strength and hope for the future.” Representing the recipient Lighthouse is Britta Martini-Miles, newly appointed Executive Director, she adds “The Lighthouse program for grieving children is very grateful for the $2500 donation from the Canadian Million Dollar Round Table Foundation. The donation will support two grieving children for an entire year in the Lighthouse program to allow the children to understand and grieve their loss and support them on their journey toward healing.
The Building of the Memory Garden
A big thank you to our crew from Appleby College